#Review : The Truth About Love and Dogs by Lilly Bartlett @MicheleGormanUK

The Truth About Love and Dogs by Lilly Bartlett
Publication Date:
October 13, 2016
Publisher : Notting Hill Press
Read Date : May 14th 2019
Genre : Romantic Comedy / Women’s Fiction
Pages : 332
Stars : ★★★★ /5

Four little words, uttered by her husband…
‘Oh my god,’ he gasped into her shoulder. ‘Shannon!’
There’s just one problem: her name isn’t Shannon.

Rewind six months and Scarlett and Rufus aren’t in the honeymoon stage anymore so much as the honey-should-we-bother phase. Desperate to get their sparkle back, Scarlett has plotted, planned and waxed more than any woman should have to, but none of it is working. Which makes it very hard to start the family they want. 

At least her business is going strong, even if her marriage isn’t. She and her best friend spend their days tangled up in dog leads and covered in fur. Scarlett/ is the fairy dogmother, training hopeless pets like compulsive eater Barkley, impulsive Romeo Murphy and bossy Biscuit. Meanwhile, her best friend walks the dogs and pines for the man who doesn’t know she exists. Thank goodness the women have each other. 

If only Scarlett could work out how to get her marriage back on track. But Rufus isn’t sharing his feelings with her. He is, though, sharing with her best friend. Her best friend, Shannon.

The Truth about Love and Dogs was a lovely romcom that revolved around Scarlett, her perfect business as dog behaviourist and not so perfect married life. It was about love, friendship, companionship, couple having difficulty in conceiving and its impact on their relationship, and of course, dog and their peculiar owner.

Scarlett was a fairy dogmother for her clients who turned struggling, suffering dog owners’ life into happily ever after, but when it came to her marriage, she couldn’t figure out how to get it on the track on happy married life. She was clever, smart and lovely person. I loved the way she handled her business and clients. She was amazing with dogs. I couldn’t help but feel for her. Her emotions and thoughts were genuine and relatable. She was strong. In her situation, most of people could drown in depression. I loved how her relationship developed with Rufus, Shannon, and her clients.

Rufus was Scarlett’s husband. At first I didn’t know what to think about him. It looked like he never took things seriously. He was tired of Shannon and their efforts of being parents and he was totally ignoring Shannon’s feeling. But I could see why he felt constantly pressured how it could suck out all the love from a person if the feeling is not shared. But I didn’t appreciate his behavior after test.  His development by the end of the book was good.

Shannon was dog walker, business partner, and best friend of Scarlett and childhood friend of Rufus. She was shy, awkward dresser with wild imagination. She was wonderful character and friend. She was pretty supportive and knew the right thing to say to Rufus. Initially, I thought she was being partial but I loved the way she kept her loyalty and sided with a friend who was right. I liked her in the end.

All side characters Gemma, dog owners and Scarlett’s parents were great.

Plot, setting, characters, emotions, and dogs everything was nicely balanced and executed. The writing was charming. The story was narrated alternatively from Scarlett and Shannon’s POV. Their voice was refreshing filled with humor, wit, and emotions.

When I started reading this book I didn’t know how deeply I was going to invest into character’s emotions. I thought it would be all humor, dogs, and romance, little I knew it going to have theme of infertility, couple having difficulty in conceiving and its impact on their relationship, male ego, how easy it is for man to accept the problem from women’s side but not the other way around.

From the very beginning we see the strain in Rufus and Scarlett’s relation because of difficulty in conceiving. As I read more I could see their relationship coming to end even before Rufus’s stupidity. It was bad enough they couldn’t have their dream of being parents as they planned but it was worst they were shutting other out not being able to share their feelings or make things normal between them and when they got GP results all the pent-up emotions, disappointments and pressure snapped. And things got worse to disastrous when Rufus stupidly uttered wrong word at wrong time.

I could see from blurb where it would end up and still I was curious what Shannon thought about it all. How she felt for Scarlett and what she thought about Rufus’ stupidity. And I must say she surprised me at the end.

What I loved most was dog training sessions. It was fascinating to read all little tricks Scarlett showed to dog owners, advices about the dog behaviors, how it is so closely related to their owner’s behavior, and how to train them in right direction. Max and his Irish Setter Murphy, Barkley- yellow Labrador and his owner Charlie, Margaret and her Spaniel Biscuit. All owners and dogs were wonderful, I loved to read their life story and their issues with their dogs and how they worked hard to make their relationship even stronger. I specially loved development in Margret and her dog.

Another most favorite thing about the book was emotions. I could feel Scarlett at all the stage- her agitation when she failed to conceive, her relief on receiving GP results, betrayal when she thought there’s no more pressure between her and Rufus, agony when Rufus refused to work on other options. All Scarlett’s reactions were understandable and might be relatable to many but at the same time I really felt bad for Rufus, well, in the beginning then he started being jerk. I almost hated him.

There was a strong female friendship in this book. I loved Shannon’s proposal at the climax, her efforts to help her friends and appearance of Mr. Darcy was most surprising. I do agree with Scarlett on that matter. I loved how things worked out at the end. This is perfect book-to-screen story.

I kind of guessed there will be problem between Scarlett, Rufus and Shannon very early in the book. In fact, synopsis gave it away. I was just looking forward to Scarlett’s decision at the end.

Overall, it was fun, relatable, sweet romcom with amazing characters and happy ending. Dog lovers will definitely enjoy it.

Author Bio:

Michele writes books packed with heart and humour, best friends and girl power. Call them beach books, summer reads, romantic comedy or chick lit… readers and reviewers call them “feel good”, “thought-provoking” and “laugh out loud”. She is both a Sunday Times and a USA Today bestselling author, raised in the US and living in London with her husband. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films.
Michele also writes cosy chick lit under the pen-name Lilly Bartlett. Lilly’s books are full of warmth, romance, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.

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A Darker Shore (Lady Evelyn Mystery #2) by Malia Zaidi

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A Darker Shore (Lady Evelyn Mystery #2) by Malia Zaidi
Publication Date : December 13th 2016
Publisher : Bookbaby
Read Date : April 1st 2019
Genre : Cozy Mystery / Historical Fiction
Pages : 383
Stars : ★★★★★ /5

1926: A year has passed since the events of “A Poisonous Journey” and Lady Evelyn has made a home for herself in Greece, living with her cousin, Briony, her husband, Jeffrey and Daniel Harper. Disturbing this island idyll is a letter, which arrives from France with troubling information about the Daniel’s long-believed-dead brother, Henry. A new journey awaits! With the shadows of the Great War reaching out, Lady Evelyn and Daniel voyage to Amiens in Northern France with the aim of discovering the truth behind the ominous letter. Upon their arrival, they are met not with clarity but rather with crime. Murder, to be precise. Is it linked to their presence in France, or even worse, to Henry himself? Evelyn and Daniel must confront their history as they try to make sense of the present before the killer can strike again, and the secrets of the past are lost forever.

A Dark Shore was a cozy historical mystery that took protagonist Evelyn to a far shore, a foreign country to support her friend and love that turned to dark with mysterious death. It was about learning various aspect of humanity, post war trauma, coming out of grief and loss, and finding peace with past.

Evelyn was fabulous. She was developed character and yet learned more from the mysteries and aspects of humanity she encountered in this installment. She also realized her responsibility that she was ignoring till now. She was clever, wise, sensitive, inquisitive and well-mannered English lady and not at all a damsel. Her bravery and strength again surprised me. She had knack for communication, reading person and their emotions and best at judging the situation. I was impressed by Evelyn’s random act of kindness. She was great, I wouldn’t be so lenient to someone responsible for the worst deed. Yes, I would like to know why they did so but won’t feel pity like she felt. I bet, this can be her fatal flaw at some point in this series. Her view towards world and humanity was the best thing I like about her.

Daniel was charming. I got to know him and his past in first book but in this we know him more as a person, who he really was outside the shadow of his past. I liked him for strength and courage he showed throughout the book and when the time came he acted reasonably with conscience. At some point like Evelyn I thought he might not be same when all this will be over but he surprised me there.

All secondary characters were brilliant. I didn’t feel they were just side characters, they were as important as Evelyn and Daniel. What was best was, they all including main characters and their emotions felt real.

The title was so fitting. And I loved that cover.

Book started with an intriguing prologue from the past and life of Evelyn in Crete one year after the previous mystery. In this Evelyn embark on another journey and mystery in France along with Daniel when he received a mysterious letter about his late brother. Leaving behind the peace and beauty of Crete both traveled towards dark past of Daniel in France. Little they knew on reaching to Amiens they will tumble upon a dead body. And so the mystery of finding a reason behind death that looked like a planned murder and finding Daniel’s brother began.

Along with the many questions regarding these two mysteries there were another questions that worried Evelyn and so readers– how Daniel is going to face past; will Daniel be the same after finding about his brother; what will be the future of Evelyn and Daniel’s relationship; where they will go from here, to Crete or back to their homeland and responsibilities they were avoiding long.

I could see brief description from the first book here and there but you know Evelyn, Daniel, her cousin and their story best in first Book. So I advise to read this in order. Evelyn’s love for books makes her fascinating character to all readers. Her monologue were great to read that assessed situation well.

The story was written fabulously. I loved narration of some geographical and historical facts related to war in engaging tone of Evelyn. The culture and social beliefs and constitutions were in keeping with the era. Plot, history, characters and their characteristics, development, mystery and suspense everything was perfectly balanced.

Travel is not complete if you don’t meet people, make friends and learn about different cultures and place. Author made sure Evelyn experience it as well. She met some amusing people, explored wonderful places and learned about culture and history of the place. I feel like I have visited Amiens, interacted with people and tasted the delicacies myself along with her.

I liked relationship of Daniel and Evelyn. They were couple now but they gave each other enough space and both were happy not tying it in serious bond. The way they supported each other in all situations was remarkable. Evelyn traveling so far with Daniel, which was his journey not her, was something not all can do and that also ages ago in 1926 takes courage and will! I so admired her for that.

The theme of impact of WWI, wisdom of characters on humanity and life done well in this book again along with a new layers of loss, family drama, revenge and social prejudices. Insightful thought provoking lines in-between chapters made me stop for a while and ponder over characters emotions and their mind. It was hard not feel their sadness, anguish, inner turmoil that they faced in past and still facing in present.

Mystery of finding Henry was stretched without much hope or hint and somehow shadowed by death of their one and only clue. When all clues lead to dead end there came a mysterious letter that boost their hope and search. But it took unexpected turn at climax. Secrets of secondary characters, their life story and Evelyn and Daniel’s attempts of solving the problems made the book interesting. Their efforts of unburdening their present pain, sorrow and worry by bits of normal chats were welcoming relief.

Suspense and mystery was strong. When the climax came, the mystery was unveiled. It was shock. At some point I almost believed what Daniel felt and believed but nothing could prepare me from the shock. If I haven’t been sentimental with characters I might have guessed mystery related to Henry earlier but what came after that was unpredictable. I couldn’t imagine that person to be a murderer. It was bit gloomy with all the unexpected findings and untoward occurrence but was also hopeful of Daniel and Evelyn’s future.

Pace was little slow but I can ignore it as I really enjoyed the story. I can’t wait to read third book and see what new mystery is in store for them.

Overall, it was thought-provoking, engaging mystery with elegant writing and wonderful characters. I surely recommend this book for a cozy read.

Author: Malia Zaidi

*** Note: I received e-copy of this book from the author via damppebbles blog tours, in exchange for an honest review. ***

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The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) by Roshani Chokshi

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The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) by Roshani Chokshi

Publication Date: April 26th 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Read Date: December 8th 2018
Genre: Fantasy / Retelling / YA / Romance
Pages: 359

Stars: 5/5

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Synopsis

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.


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The star Touched Queen was mythical fantasy romance, an Indian retelling of Hades and Persephone, a story of Maya and Amar full of mysteries, love and betrayal, death and reincarnation, (and as blurb says) fate and fortune, passion and power.

charactersMaya – it took some time for me getting to know her. She was a kind of character whom you won’t like instantly, ask patience, and will grow on you by the end of the book. Yeah, she was complex, but I like her will to live to escape from the evil harem wives and gilded cages of her father’s kingdom that wanted her dead. She was smart, had conscience and political mind. Her ability to play with riddle was most amusing. I was glad she got a chance to run away but her nativity led her to believe lies and deception and had to go through the guilt trip. Her development was slow but the way she handled everything in second part was brilliant. I loved the way she learned from her mistakes and clung to hope. She was true hero of the book.

Amar – As soon as he came into story, I loved him. Everything about him was enticing. His kingdom, his secretes, his love and trust.. Oh, I so badly wished to grab that hood and uncover his face and look at those warm yet powerful eyes just like Maya. He was heart throbbing king who will drag the reader into his mesmerizing words. I admired him for his ways of showing his love for Maya. Who doesn’t like when a boy twist stars together and says, ‘A constellations to wear in your hair’!

Ever heard someone say they liked pishacha, a flesh eating demon? Well, I did in this book. Kamala was creepy and disgusting pishacha in form of horse, a dead without soul, but she made book even more interesting. She was funny, made me smile and I liked the way she helped Maya in second part.

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The book was first person narrative with beautiful flowery descriptive writing, mesmerizing first lines, and gripping end paragraph of each chapters. The beginning of the book was tense gave the overview of kingdom of Bharat, Maya’s father- the Raja, cunning harem wives and Maya’s curse and her worst horoscope. It intrigued me to know more about Maya’s story- where her horoscope would lead, if she would be saved from hellish treatment of harem wives and whether her horoscope would come true or was that just rumors.

As the story progressed it took the readers from the garden and sanctum of Bharat to the lands of Otherworld and enchanting palace of Akaran with thousands door and full of secrets. I was eager to find out who Amar was, what he was hiding, what the voices in the hall were and what its intentions was. All these mysteries were enchanting enough to entangle me with the story. I loved the book more and more as the secrets were unraveled.

World building, tales and mysteries were the heart of the book. Akaran, kingdom between human world and Otherworld, a difficult task of balancing the borders of otherworld and human world, of deciding fate of people, that chapter describing the throne room and tapestry of fate was mind-blowing and that’s just the small part there was more. I even loved the story of antagonist and how antagonist turned from good to bad and mother Dhina’s repentance. . Everything was perfectly balanced and beautifully written.

Book gave a different perspective on fate, death, darkness and deeper insight on love- importance of patience, trust and being equal in relationship. It was about believing in love, power within yourself, hope, and finding love again.

Climax and end was exciting and I loved the way things settled at the end. I can’t wait to read next book in series.

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Overall, it was magical, enchanting, beautiful tale with descriptive flowery writing and unique world building. I recommend it to YA fantasy lover.


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Author: Roshani Chokshi 

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#BlogTour: RUINS ON A STONE HILL by F.P. Spirit @FP_Spirit

Hello Book Lovers! Today is my stop on the Ruins on a Stone Hill blog tour, organized by YA Bound Book Tours.
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Ruins on Stone Hill (Heroes of Ravenford #1) by F.P. Spirit

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: December 2016

Summary:

Magic is easy. 

That’s what Glolindir thought, until he came across his first real monster. 

Luckily, he survived, thanks to his new “friends.”

Lloyd, the reckless young warrior with blades of fire. 

Seth, the sarcastic halfling who might be an assassin.

Aksel, the genius little gnome whose very touch can heal.

Little did they know that things were about to go from bad to worse.

After one hundred and fifty years of relative peace, dark forces stir around the little town of Ravenford—monsters, black magic, creatures of the night.

The only thing standing between Ravenford and certain destruction is this band of young misfits.

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Excerpt:

Lloyd followed Seth’s finger and saw a strange sight. The bottom half of a skeleton stood in the middle of the path. He watched curiously as Brundon rushed up behind it and kicked it with his boot. The creature whirled around and began chasing him, but Brundon dodged and ended up behind it. The tracker kicked it and dodged again. It was like watching a strange dance.

A familiar voice came from behind him. “He sure is stubborn.” Lloyd turned in time to see Titan walk up beside him, a thin smile across her lips. “I guess we should go help him.”

Lloyd fell in beside her. They walked up the trail together as the crazy fight continued. They stopped a few feet away, watching as Brundon dodged the skeleton again.

Titan chuckled softly. “Would you like a hand?”

Brundon glanced their way and shook his head. “No, I got this.”

Titan glanced at Lloyd and shrugged. “Like I said, stubborn.”

Lloyd had a sudden idea. He held out his hammer and called over to the tracker. “Hey, Brundon, care to try it out?”

Brundon had just swung behind the skeleton again. He glanced over at Lloyd and his eyes fell on the proffered weapon. A broad smile spread across his face.

“Don’t mind if I do.”

“Sure, accept his help and not mine,” Titan said with mock disappointment.

Brundon backed away from the sightless skeleton. “Only his weapon, love, only his weapon. Of course, if you want to hand me your mace…”

“No, no. I’d like to see you wield that hammer.”

“Suit yourself.” Brundon reached the two of them and accepted the hammer from Lloyd, attempting to heft it with one hand. Without warning, the head of the hammer dipped and began to fall. Brundon swiftly grasped it with his other hand, catching it just before it hit the ground.

A short laugh escaped Titan’s lips. “Having some trouble there?”

“I’m…just…fine…” Brundon grunted. Slowly but surely, he lifted the hammer back up. He grasped it firmly with both hands, and after a few test swings was able to effectively wield the weapon. “See, piece of cake.”

Titan chuckled under her breath. “Yeah, sure it is.”

Brundon ignored her, turning and rushing the roving skeleton. In a couple of minutes he reduced it to a pile of cracked bones. Brundon stood over the pile with a grim look of satisfaction on his face. “Well?” he said, glaring defiantly at Titan.

“Oh yes, all hail Sir Brundon, the skeleton slayer.”

Sharp snorts of laughter broke out from down the trail. Lloyd turned around in time to see Seth roll off the skeleton he had been sitting on and fall onto the ground. He lay there laughing until he couldn’t breathe.

Titan taunted him further. “Well, Sir Brundon, there’s another skeleton waiting to meet its end via your mighty mallet.”

Brundon fixed his partner with an acid stare. It quickly faded though, replaced with a half-twisted smile. “Why not.” He shrugged, then strode down the trail to finish off the last skeleton. While Brundon joyfully hammered away, Lloyd and Titan rejoined the others.


About the Author:

F. P. Spirit.jpgF.P. Spirit has always loved fantasy. From the moment he received his very first copy of Lord of the Rings back in high school, he was hooked. Today, somewhere between work and family, F. P. manages to write young adult sword and sorcery fiction. His series, Heroes of Ravenford, chronicles the adventures of a young band of misfits in the dangerous world of Thac. The last book in the series, The Baron’s Heart, is due out this fall.
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9 Chocolatey Bites: A Short Story Collection for Children by Ananya V. Ganesh

Saturday Short Story Review

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a cheerful weekend. Today’s short story is a collection of children’s fiction by very young author. The book is 9 Chocolatey Bites by Ananya V. Ganesh.

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Publication Date: September 30th 2016

Publisher: Notion Press

Read Date: February 17th 2018

Pages: 78

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Stars: 5/5

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From growing tails to talking ants, everything is just one big pickle in this fun collection of stories. In a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get next. Every chocolate has its very own surprise and taste, and so does every story in this book.

As wishes come true and uncles go cuckoo; snowy white clouds make everything misty and unclear. The gift of a king, the valour of a girl, the beauty of friendship, a golden drop of happiness – all these would play out in front of your eyes as you flip through the pages. The wrappers of a sweet gift would come undone, once you open this beautiful present… The question is, are you ready to be surprised and savour the different flavours, each one as delightful as the next?

 

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9 Chocolaty bites is a collection of 9 short stories. Beautiful imagination of youngest author I ever read who wrote these stories at age 10. All stories had a message for readers, they were sweet and cute with witty remarks in some that made me laugh and left me smiling at the end of the book. 

What was in the story and what I liked –

  1. Messy Desk- This story was about Anika who had very messy desk. She mets a talking ant in her room who made her participate in clean desk competition. It was a fun story. What I liked most about this story was the desk cleaning song and that description of Anika’s travel in ant world. I could see author has great imagination from this very first story. But my only concern was, I would have loved it even more if Anika has cleaned her desk herself rather than taking help.
  2. A ‘tail’ of Laddoos- this was definitely funny. Poor Tanya who stole laddoos from refrigerator in the middle of night was now all angst and panicky because of her brother’s scary magic story. The story had nice message about stealing and the regret of it, how it can rob you of your sleep because of worry and humiliation that come with bad act.
  3. My secret scribe- Maya was having her exams and all she do is pray rather than study. In each exams deities came down during her exams to help her. The conversations between God/Goddesses and Maya was entertaining, I liked especially the dialogues of Goddess Lakshmi. That description of Math was so hilarious. I so agree with author on this. All deities in this story were nicely described in just few words so that those who are not familiar with Indian Gods can get the idea about them. This was so fascinating and my favorite story of the book. Loved the message from the story that all kids should pay attention in the class to score well rather than just daydreaming during that hours.
  4. A friend Found– This was very short and sweet story of Samhita who found her friend in her new pet Rusty. The message of the story was very simple and yet  uplifting about friendship.

“A friend can range from anyone to anything. Whether it’s your secret diary to which you confess your deepest and darkest secrets or a friendly little puppy you find pitifully sitting on the streets or a person who understands you and wants you to be who you really are.”

  1. The Mango Pickle– This was story of family members fretting over welcoming uncle who was used to find faults at everything. To please him narrator’s mother decide to make his favorite mango pickle. Narrator who is little girl in the book told the story of different Mango Pickles made by different people in this book. Her voice was witty and it made the story so entertaining.
  2. I believe in the Impossible- this was story of encouragement and will to turn the impossible to possible. A story of physically impaired girl who were told that she might have to be confined to wheel chair and how she proved everyone one wrong by will and proper treatment.
  3. At the Moors- This was a story of nature lover girl Monika who found her friend in nature and lovingly made the moor near her house in Manchester a beautiful place. It was nice sweet story motivating everyone to grow trees and make the place better and pleasant, how one can find peace and happiness in nature. All nature lover would love to read this story.
  4. The King’s Gift- this was happily-ever-after story of clever and gifted king whose gift was his ability to talk with animals. (A royal version of Dr. Dolittle! 😉 ) It was great story.
  5. A bowl of happiness– It was meaningful inspiring story about little girl who demanded a bowl happiness from her father and what his father brought home after searching whole market it indeed turned out real happiness. The story gave such a deep message that with all kids we adults also need to learn about the happiness. It was my second favorite and perfect last story of this book.

I liked that all stories author mentioned Indian food and words and also wrote English translation of them. This book was way beyond what I expected. I simply loved all the stories, they were awe-inspiring, meaningful with wonderful imagination and cute doodles, gripping and so entertaining. I loved the foreword of the story written by Dr. Kiran Bedi, it was wonderful. I would love to read more by this little author, I just can’t believe she is just 13-year-old right now and has written these stories when she was 10.

They were perfect bed time stories and would be best for all school libraries. I recommend this book to all children.


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About Author:

AnanyaVGanesh.jpgBorn in 2005, Ananya V. Ganesh’s love for books started at a very tender age and she has become a voracious reader over the years. She began penning short stories, skits and poems from the age of eight and stokes up her creative energy by reading books, especially by her two favourite authors – Enid Blyton and J.K.Rowling. She has been developing many stories based on bits and pieces of daily experiences, as sparks lighting up her imagination. She has also visited dozens of countries with her parents. She weaves in some of her impressions of her travel adventures into the stories. When she is not reading or penning her thoughts, Ananya enjoys modern dancing and sketching cartoons. She is also an avid basketball player, takes delight in concocting new recipes and light cooking, loves composing her own songs and sings them when she thinks no one is listening. Ananya lives in Chennai, India since 2011.

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